Serenity Ann-Elizabeth Hardman

Serenity Ann-Elizabeth Hardman, 8, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away in the comfort of her own home on December 25th, 2023, from natural causes.

A Celebration of Life for Serenity will be held Sunday January 21, 2024, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Merriam Community Center. 6040 Slater Street, Merriam, Kansas 66202.

Miss Serenity was born October 20, 2015, in Merriam Kansas to parents Caitlin Hardman and Jeremiah Hardman. Serenity was a sweet girl born with a mitochondrial disease (PDCD). Despite her illness she loved sharing her snuggles and smiles. She adored Ed Sheeran; you could always catch her listening and dancing to his music. And lady bugs always seem to follow her wherever she went.

Serenity was proceeded in death by her uncle Mike, her Papa John and her Nani Donna. Survivors of Serenity include her Mommy (Caitlin Hardman), Daddy (Jeremaih Hardman), Little Sister and her biggest fan Hazel, Grammy (Maryann Hardman), Papa (Ron Hardman), GG (Mary Edler) and Gramma (Melanie Edler) and many other loving family and friends.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to go to PDCD Research Donate Here in Memory of Serenity


  1. Mary Ann Hardman (Grammy) on January 5, 2024 at 4:15 pm

    Our hearts go out to you kids. Serenity was a very beautiful girl. Her smile was just fabulous. I know this is the hardest time in your lives. Keep tight the memories of our sweet Serenity. Hold on to Hazel as tight as you can. She doesn’t totally understand it all. Keep Serenity’s memory’s close to her. Help her if she acts out. It is her only way to understand this. My heart & soul, thought’s & prayer’s go out to you always. Not just today but forever. We love you all. Stay strong. Bye my sweatpea we will never let your memory go!! <3

  2. Marti Gipson on January 20, 2024 at 10:47 pm

    Caitlín, Jeremiah, and Hazel, you received a wonderful gift in your lives when you were blessed with Serenity for all eight years of her life with her family and those who knew and loved her. I don’t know just what all she taught you but I feel the way you were with her you learned a depth of love and patience that are beautiful. My heart breaks for your loss but I know she is free and healthy and watching over you, who loved her so much.

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